Rocco Pecora

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Rocco Pecora serves as the Director of Classic Youth for the West Florida Flames on the Brandon Campus. His capacity is to introduce soccer to our youngest players and parents with a balanced curriculum and a fun atmosphere to groom their desire to advance. Coach Rocco has been involved with youth development for nearly three decades. His experience includes working with and developing players targeting high school, competitive club, and college selections. His youth soccer education includes multiple certificates with the Royal Dutch Federation (KNVB) as well as the Manchester United Football Club under former Youth Director Rene Muelensteen. Coach Rocco also holds both the National Diploma and Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches of America. Many of his club players have advanced from the youth level to play at the collegiate, national team and professional level. His teams have been highly successful in State Cup, Region Cup, Dallas Cup, and various competitive platforms including winning the Super Club U-14 National Championship. Most recently Coach Rocco and his West Florida Flames staff were recognized by the Florida Youth Soccer Association and awarded the FYSA Recreational Program of the Year.